Tech News Century https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk Tech News For All Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:25:40 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://i2.wp.com/TechNewsCentury.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/cropped-TNC-Header.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Tech News Century https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk 32 32 162582986 Huawei continues support of partners and Developers with announcement of HMS Connect in Europe https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/huawei-continues-support-of-partners-and-developers-with-announcement-of-hms-connect-in-europe https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/huawei-continues-support-of-partners-and-developers-with-announcement-of-hms-connect-in-europe#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:25:40 +0000 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/?p=7084 During the opening day of Web Summit 2020, the global leading technology company Huawei announced HMS Connect in Europe reaffirming its ongoing commitment to rapidly grow its Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem globally, together with partners, developers and individuals.

As an important part of the HMS ecosystem, HMS Connect is a new suite of tools designed for app developers, content and service providers, enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses, providing them with one-stop, full-scenario development, growth and commercialisation solutions.

HMS Connect consists of several main services: AppGallery Connect, Business Connect, Content Connect and Huawei Ability Gallery and more. These tools will connect global partners and developers with millions of Huawei device users through multiple touch-points for a high-quality digital experience.

Jervis Su, Vice President of Mobile Services, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said: “As of today, more than 700 million Huawei users globally, including more than 80 million in Europe, have access to a comprehensive digital ecosystem through HMS apps such as AppGallery, Browser, Mobile Cloud, Petal Search, Petal Maps, Assistant, Video and Themes, etc. With the launch of HMS Connect, we’re providing new possibilities and benefits for businesses and developers around the world, to collaboratively deliver more innovations, as well as create better services and experiences for the end-user.”

PROVIDING NEW POSSIBILITIES WITH HMS CONNECT

AppGallery Connect

This new platform aims to simplify app development and maintenance thanks to lower costs, improved mobile application quality and operation efficiency through cross-platform operation including Android, iOS, web etc. Developers can build their app in AppGallery Connect using the HMS Core kits, with this one-stop app service platform covering the entire app lifecycle, including innovation, development, distribution, operation and analysis.

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Ryanair, Europe’s leading low-cost airline, released its mobile app on AppGallery last year and using AppGallery Connect services, the company has successfully simplified its processes, reducing complexity in building the app, as well as lowering the amount of manual work required. As a result, the size of the Ryanair mobile app has been reduced by 30%

Krzysztof Gluszczyk, Android Lead Developer at Ryanair, said: “Introducing App Signing and the App Bundle via AppGallery Connect to Ryanair was a great move that allowed the developers to simplify the pipelines, reducing the complexity of the signing stage and lowering the number of generated artefacts.”

 

Business Connect

As part of the rapidly growing HMS ecosystem, Huawei recently launched its Petal Maps and Petal Search applications – the company’s latest map and search engine solutions. At Web Summit 2020, Huawei announced that businesses can now integrate their business information more easily with these apps, thanks to Business Connect, a new unified business management platform.

By creating an account with Business Connect, enterprises can expand their presence across multiple platforms as all the account information they provide including business hours and contact listing information will be automatically integrated with Huawei’s Petal Maps and Petal Search applications, as well as other related services, meaning their business will be more visible to Huawei users.

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To provide better content and services for users, Huawei also announced its new “Unibox” platform at Web Summit 2020, which provides local businesses with a management platform that enables them to integrate their product data quickly and easily with Petal Search, so users can instantly see available offers and prices, before going directly to the supplier website.

 

Content Connect

Forming part of the HMS content ecosystem, with existing apps such as Huawei Video, Content Connect is comprehensive content creation, operation and monetisation platform. All content uploaded to Content Connect will automatically be distributed to Huawei Video users worldwide, in line with the individual copyrights of different territories and protected by digital rights management (DRM) and comprehensive content protection functions. All the uploaded content from the Huawei Content Connect Platform will be operated as AVOD content.

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Additionally, through Huawei Ads, partners will be able to generate revenue and benefit from incentive plans. Huawei Ads is built around and fully integrated with the HMS ecosystem, so developers can benefit from a fully connected digital world of high-quality traffic, whilst advertisers can benefit from the opportunity to earn a high revenue share, generate downloads and acquire new users by relying on Huawei’s precise targeting capabilities.

The popular “On This Day” section of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, which showcases important events that occurred on the same date throughout history can now be accessed with even greater ease via Huawei Assistant. Users can subscribe to this ability to instantly enjoy historical knowledge on a daily basis via their personalised info hub, which is accessed via a simple swipe right on the home screen.

With more than 700 million Huawei users, 2 million registered developers and 100,000 HMS Core integrated apps worldwide, Huawei Mobile Services will continue to leverage its leading technology and capabilities to empower industrial development in Europe as well as promote innovation among individuals and medium enterprises. Huawei is committed to contributing to society by helping European partners and developers bring innovative digital experiences to their consumers and to establish their digital sovereignty through open and mutually beneficial technologies.

Daniele Genovese, Managing Director at BlueNote Milano, a leading jazz club in Italy, commented: “As part of our business strategy for 2020, we focused our research efforts on digital distribution partners. We were searching for an efficient and targeted communication and distribution channel, and we found that Huawei offered this service. Content Connect has played a key role in enabling BlueNote to successfully distribute content on a global scale, via the platform of Huawei Video

Huawei Ability Gallery

Huawei Ability Gallery is Huawei’s unified platform for ability integration and distribution. It aggregates traffic from a wide range of devices in all scenarios and provides developers with a one-time integration and all-scenario distribution solution.

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At Web Summit 2020, Huawei announced a new content partnership between its virtual assistant service, Huawei Assistant, and the acclaimed Encyclopaedia Britannica publication, enhancing the growing HMS ecosystem with a premium digital learning resource.

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Amazon Fire TV News – Two-Way Video Calling + security camera notification and more https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/amazon-fire-tv-news-two-way-video-calling-security-camera-notification-and-more https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/amazon-fire-tv-news-two-way-video-calling-security-camera-notification-and-more#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:08:53 +0000 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/?p=7080 Two-Way Video Calling on Fire TV Cube

Amazon is enabling two-way video calling support on the Fire TV Cube (2nd generation). Customers can now pair a third-party webcam with Fire TV Cube to place and receive hands-free Alexa video calls from their TVs to any other Alexa-enabled device with a screen, such as another Fire TV Cube, Echo Show, or the Alexa app on a phone or tablet. Webcams must support the following minimum requirements UVC support, 720p resolution, 30 frames per sec (fps). For an optimal communications experience, we recommend cameras with 1080p resolution and 60-90 degree field of view (FOV).

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Here are some additional details about video calling on Fire TV Cube:

  • Stay connected. Regardless of distance, it’s easy to stay in touch with friends and families over the holidays, special occasions, or simply to catch up. Open gifts, enjoy dinner together, play games, tackle a workout, and more.
  • Call any Alexa device with a screen. Fire TV Cube owners can now have two-way video calls with any Alexa device with a screen (mobile, Fire Tablets, Echo Show, etc.). Use the Alexa-enabled push to talk remote or the following utterances to make hands-free video calls:
    • “Alexa, call Julie’s Echo”

When a call is active, you can then say:

  • “Alexa, video on”
  • “Alexa, answer”
  • “Alexa, end call”

 

This update will begin rolling out to customers over the coming weeks in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and the United States.

 

Ring Doorbell Camera Notifications

With holiday shopping likely to generate a flurry of package deliveries this month, Fire TV owners will be able to receive notifications on their Fire TV screen when the doorbell rings and watch the security camera video in full-screen by saying “Alexa, show me [Ring device name],” or “Alexa, talk to [Ring device name].” Fire TV devices can receive doorbell notifications for Ring doorbell devices only; Fire TV Cube (2nd generation) is not supported. Learn more about linking Ring products to Fire TV devices here.

 

Alexa Responses While Watching TV

Customers will be able to ask Alexa on Fire TV devices about the weather or for general information without interrupting the TV viewing or browsing experience. Responses will be answered by Alexa on a partial screen overlay on top of full-screen video playback or the Fire TV browse screen background. To get started, simply ask, “Alexa, what is the weather?” or “Alexa, how far away is planet Mars?” This feature will be available on all Fire TV devices, excluding 1st Gen Fire TV Stick and 1st Gen Fire TV.

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Welcome to Neo smart watch designed for Kid’s with Disney and Vodafone https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/welcome-to-neo-smart-watch-designed-for-kids-with-disney-and-vodafone https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/welcome-to-neo-smart-watch-designed-for-kids-with-disney-and-vodafone#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:19:23 +0000 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/?p=7072 Vodafone and Disney are set to re-invent the kid’s smart watch category with the launch of ‘Neo’, the smart kids watch. Pre-register your interest at v.vodafone.com, available in early 2021.

Vodafone and Disney have combined their respective capabilities in technology and entertainment to produce a device combining function, style and fun. The result is Neo, the smart kids watch that will ensure parents and guardians stay connected with their children, engaging them through calls, chats, familiar characters and emojis, whilst giving kids a sense of independence as they take their first step into the digital world.

Disney and Vodafone Neo Smart watch kids

Neo is full of Vodafone technology features to empower children to discover, play and grow. A built-in forward-facing camera lets kids capture their daily adventures, while the activity tracker logs activity and sets a goal to encourage them to get on their feet. Most importantly, parents can stay connected with their children even when apart with calls, chat and video messages[2]. The Vodafone Smart App enables parents and guardians to be in full control of a child’s digital experience with Neo, giving them approval of a circle of trusted contacts, managing screen time through ‘Quiet Mode’ and viewing the device’s location. The calendar and weather features encourage children to interact with the world around them, and parents can even set events and reminders. Neo is the perfect first step for parents and children to stay connected in a fun and safe environment without access to the internet or social media.

Through Disney characters and content, kids can personalise their Neo experience by choosing their own ‘sidekick’ from a selection of familiar characters, including Minnie Mouse, Elsa, Buzz Lightyear, Darth Vader, the Armoured Avenger, and the Child from the recently launched and highly successful Disney+ series, The Mandalorian. Kids can switch to another character whenever they like, with a full theme takeover to match each character.  The watch will automatically update over time with additional characters and experiences at no charge.

The project to develop Neo is part of a creative collaboration between Vodafone and Disney, alongside world-renowned designer Yves Béhar and his team at fuseproject, who augment the existing talents of the Vodafone smart tech product design team with their own unique capabilities.

Neo integrates hardware designed by the Vodafone smart tech team and a software experience from world-class designers at Vodafone and Disney, marrying a customer-focused approach with the power of interactive design. Powered by best-in-class mobile connectivity and some of the most popular Disney characters, the product will deliver a truly unbeatable smartwatch experience for kids.

Disney and Vodafone Neo Smart watch kids specs

Neo is the latest product to join the Designed and Connected by Vodafone range, products built on Vodafone’s IoT platform centrally and then deployed across multiple markets.  Powered by the Vodafone Smart App, this creates a connected ecosystem enabling multiple use cases and cross-device intelligence to create a clear and seamless customer experience that can adapt to customer needs.

Lutfu Kitapci, Managing Director, Vodafone Smart Tech comments: “As a flagship product, Neo underlines Vodafone’s investment in the smart tech category. It demonstrates how we are building a platform that has the potential to drive significant value for the business, while also differentiating ourselves in this growing industry. Combining Vodafone’s leading design and technology capabilities, together with the world’s best-loved characters from Disney, has created an incredible product that both parents and kids will love.

“By building products with clear use cases, all controlled in one Vodafone smart app, and distributing across multiple markets, we are able to develop consistent feature capabilities deployed across devices. Our commitment to connect our customers to the most important things in their lives runs through everything we do, and what could be more important than staying in touch with our children?”

John Love, VP, Interactive Experiences at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products comments: “We are thrilled to reimagine the possibilities for kids smartwatch experiences through this exciting collaboration in a rapidly growing category. By bringing cutting edge interactive design and technology together with beloved characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, we have created a truly innovative experience for children.”

Yves Béhar, founder and Principal Designer at fuseproject comments: “Designing Neo is about balancing the needs of both kids and their parents for safety, ease of use, and wearability. We’ve created a product that is inclusive and accessible for both children and their parents, uncompromising on user experience and coupled with a signature industrial design ID that is inviting.”

Priced at £99 upfront with subscription from £7 a month

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Oppo confirms next flagship Find X will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/oppo-confirms-next-flagship-find-x-will-have-the-qualcomm-snapdragon-888 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/oppo-confirms-next-flagship-find-x-will-have-the-qualcomm-snapdragon-888#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:57:36 +0000 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/?p=7070 OPPO has announced during the annual Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020 its plan to launch the next Find X series in Q1 2021, one of the first 5G smartphone series to be powered by the new flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform. In addition, OPPO will continue to strengthen its cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies and other leading tech partners around the world to accelerate global 5G deployment and the elevation of 5G experiences.

“For a long time, OPPO and Qualcomm Technologies have shared a close relationship. We share similar visions in our pursuit of an ultimate mobile experience,” said Alen Wu, OPPO Vice President and President of Global Sales. “If the past few years were about making 5G a reality, now it is all about realizing 5G’s enormous potential. Qualcomm Technologies’ latest Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform offers huge improvements to 5G, imaging and AI experience. We are excited to be one of the first to release flagship smartphone featuring the Snapdragon 888 in the first quarter of 2021. We are sure that the next Find X series will deliver an extraordinary all-round experience to users around the globe.”

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Powered by the Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform, the new Find X flagship series will continue to deliver excellence in mobile performance.

Built with the 5nm process technology and incorporating the Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System, the industry-leading Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform offers better overall performance and brings further enhancement to the 5G, imaging, AI, and gaming experiences on OPPO’s next Find X 5G flagship devices. On top of that, the new flagship series will also push the boundaries of display and camera, thanks to OPPO’s proprietary Android’s first 10-bitFull-Path Color Management System launched at the recent OPPO INNO DAY 2020. All of these features make the next Find X Series among the most anticipated 5G flagship smartphones in 2021.

OPPO has long strived to be a pioneer and promotor in 5G. Over the years, it has launched multiple products powered by Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms. For example, the OPPO Reno 5G with the Snapdragon 855 was the first 5G smartphone to hit the market in Europe in May 2019. In June of the same year, OPPO, in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson, won the “Best 5G Network Development in Europe” award based on Reno 5G. This year, OPPO launched the 5G-enabled Find X2 Series and the Reno3/Reno4 Series, all powered by the Snapdragon mobile platform. What’s more, the collaboration between OPPO and Qualcomm Technologies has now expanded into 5G CPE and smartwatches, with a wide variety of Snapdragon-powered smart products.

In pursuit of “Technology for Mankind, Kindness to the World”, OPPO joins forces with Qualcomm Technologies to explore future 5G possibilities

OPPO’s work with Qualcomm Technologies in 5G goes beyond the development of new products. To accelerate the commercialization of 5G in global markets, OPPO and Qualcomm Technologies have more than once worked in concert for 5G testing programs with major network operators around the world. For example, OPPO made the industry’s first DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing) data call in collaboration with Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies, Swisscom, and Telstra in December 2019. This past July, OPPO also helped deploy the first 5G standalone (SA) network in the UK in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Ericsson, and Vodafone.

As of today, OPPO has partnered with more than 70 major mobile network operators worldwide, with more than 40 of them joining OPPO to deliver 5G services. These joint initiatives have ushered in significant business development in regional markets such as Europe, Japan, and Latin America. The success in regional 5G deployments would not have been possible without the collaboration with leading tech companies such as Qualcomm Technologies.

Going forward, OPPO will continue to adhere to its brand belief of Technology for Mankind, Kindness to the World”, and to embrace open collaboration with partners for mutual benefit. By joining hands with more industry-leading companies such as Qualcomm Technologies, OPPO seeks to discover more value and possibilities in 5G and serve global users with technological innovations in the age of Internet of Experience.

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Huawei announces the Winners of the Global app contest https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/huawei-announces-the-winners-of-the-global-app-contest https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/huawei-announces-the-winners-of-the-global-app-contest#respond Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:48:58 +0000 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/?p=7066 Huawei has announced the winners of AppsUP, its annual HMS App Innovation Contest, which invited developers from around the world to create apps using the HMS Core suite of tools and resources, in order to help Huawei device users navigate everyday life more easily.

More than 3,000 teams from over 170 countries and regions took part, with the contest receiving nearly 1,000 app submissions, all integrated with HMS Core open capabilities. HMS Core, the collection of Huawei Developer kits and services, currently supports more than 2 million registered developers and more than 100,000 HMS Core integrated apps worldwide. These kits work together seamlessly to ensure that HUAWEI devices provide an exceptional user experience, right out of the box.

The entries submitted promoted innovation in areas such as physical and mental health, education, agriculture, environmental protection, transportation and public safety. President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Zhang Ping’an commented, “We will continue to open up more capabilities, integrated development environments and tools, and strive for software and hardware innovation to enable developers to create innovative applications. We’re welcoming more developers to join the HMS ecosystem, bringing each innovation to the global stage to help shape the future of technology.”

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In Europe, the twenty shortlisted finalists, chosen by the panel of judges and the public, were awarded cash prizes of up to $20,000 USD, as well as having their app promoted on the AppGallery, with it being accessible to hundreds of millions of device users.

  • “Best App” finalists: Scoolio (Germany), Pocket Code (Austria), Complete Rhythm Trainer (Belgium), Marble AR (Germany) and Runbit (Sweden).
  • “Most Socially Impactful App” finalists: Plantsnap (USA), Learn 34 Languages (Moldova) and Earthquake Network (Italy).
  • “Best Game” finalists: Spingram (Italy), Streamer Sim Tycoon (Finland) and 100 Doors: Escape from School (Serbia).

The “Most Popular App” prize was awarded to Peaklens (Italy), who received the highest number of votes and downloads during the public review stage. Another twelve apps submitted by European developers, including Virtual Assistant DataBot: Artificial Intelligence (Italy), Sun Locator Lite (Switzerland) and Blackout Age (Poland) all received an “Honourable Mention” award.

The judges of the AppsUP contest reviewed the submissions in line with four main requirements: positive social influence, excellent visual and functional design, market positioning, and business model and technical features. The successful finalists demonstrated how their apps would empower smarter living, to create an improved all-scenario, digital lifestyle for Huawei device users.

Renee Gittins, Executive Director at International Game Developer Association and AppsUP judge commented: “The functionality for the user and the emotions the app or game invoked were critical during the decision-making process.”

Jaime Gonzalo, Vice President of Huawei Mobile Services in Europe and AppsUP judge said: “Our goal was to shake up the app development industry, interacting with developers from around the world who had not yet had the opportunity or platform to showcase their talents. We were really impressed by the number of applications we received, as well as the outstanding quality of the submissions..”

Catrobat, a non-profit project awarded “Best App” for Pocket Code, developed their app to inspire teenagers and adults to learn coding, in order to prepare for the digital world of the future. Wolfgang Slany, Founder of Pocket Code, commented: “We believe in poverty alleviation through coding education for teens – in particular, girls, refugees and teenagers in developing countries, with a fun app which can be used directly on their personal smartphone device. Pocket Code has experienced tremendous growth since its launch in 2014 and looking ahead, we plan to add even more HMS Core services to the app, to enable users to embrace its full capabilities.”

Marble AR, another finalist in the “Best App” category, is the first location-based Augmented Reality platform which allows people to place memories and stories in the real world. Tom Brückner, Founder and CEO of Marble AR, said: “Having a solid AR framework is absolutely key to an app like ours, which is why the most prominent HMS Core open capability we use is the AR Engine. We were pleasantly surprised by how straightforward the adaption to AR Engine was and so far, the results have been fantastic. Marble AR is also the perfect app to showcase 5G, which is where Huawei’s mobile devices really shine, thanks to their broad experience in this field.”

Huawei is committed to encouraging developers to innovate, providing comprehensive incentives in terms of capability openness, policy support, and technology enablement. AppsUP is just one of Huawei’s efforts to support developers from around the world, with the winners of the Huawei 2020 DIGIX Global AI Challenge also announced last month, which saw thirty undergraduate and graduate teams awarded prizes from a collective fund of $158,000 USD. In addition, the Huawei DIGIX Geek Innovation Competition Platform has run nearly ten competitions since its conception, to inspire innovation among younger developers, using various technologies such as AI and AR.

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realme to launch flagship model powered by new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/realme-to-launch-flagship-model-powered-by-new-qualcomm-snapdragon-888-5g-mobile-platform https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/realme-to-launch-flagship-model-powered-by-new-qualcomm-snapdragon-888-5g-mobile-platform#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:50:26 +0000 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/?p=7055 At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020, realme announces it will be one of the first manufacturers to launch a smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform. The new flagship of realme will be called “Race” powered by Snapdragon 888, and its codename “Race” shows the flagship will come with fast speed and high performance.

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realme CEO Sky Li said in his video speech at Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020 that Qualcomm Technologies has always been one of the realme’s most important collaborators. realme has already started the development of “Race” a few months ago, realme will once again deliver a product that will exceed the expectations of users around the world.

realme, the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, has worked closely with Qualcomm Technologies since its inception to bring dozens of high quality, powerful smartphones to consumers around the world from the 4G era to the 5G era. In 2020, realme was one of the first manufacturers to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 765G 5G Mobile Platforms. The realme X50 Pro 5G with Snapdragon 865 and realme X50 5G with Snapdragon 765G have been widely recognized by the markets around the world.

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The Snapdragon 888 5G mobile platform, with its powerful performance and top 5G capabilities, has expanded new possibilities for the development of realme’s new flagship “Race”, especially in terms of gaming, video and communication capabilities, pushing the user experience to a new level and becoming the powerful engine for realme’s new flagship. On the road of “Dare to Leap”, realme will work with Qualcomm Technologies to exceed expectations and bring new 5G extreme performance experience to young users around the world!

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Keep connected this Christmas with 30 days’ free data from Vodafone UK https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/keep-connected-this-christmas-with-30-days-free-data-from-vodafone-uk https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/keep-connected-this-christmas-with-30-days-free-data-from-vodafone-uk#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:54:55 +0000 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/?p=7049 This December Vodafone UK is giving customers the chance to enjoy 30 days’ free unlimited mobile data so that they can keep connecting with friends and family this Christmas.

 

The offer is available from 1st December and it’s quick and easy to apply – all customers need to do is redeem the offer via VeryMe on the MyVodafone app. There are 200,000 30-day unlimited data passes available to Pay Monthly customers not already on an unlimited plan. The last date to apply is 21st December.

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This latest offering is part of Vodafone’s aim to keep the UK connecting this Christmas during what is set to be a unique festive season. Technology has played a significant role in keeping the nation connected in spite of physical distance, and it is hoped that through offers such as these customers can stay connected to each other and to what makes this time of year special.

Nick Jeffery, Vodafone UK Chief Executive Officer, said: “We want our customers to stay connected to friends and family without worrying about running out of data or spending too much this festive season. We pledged earlier this year to take whatever spare capacity we had and make it available for customers and those most in need across the UK. What better time to do this for our customers than Christmas.”

This new offer for customers joins Vodafone’s extended free data offer for NHS workers (now extended until 31st January), the VOXI for Now tariff – which gives job seekers endless calls and data for £10 a month for six months and its schools.connected programme. The schools.connected programme helps pupils who struggle to access education from home because they don’t have the right connectivity.​ The programme, which originally offered connectivity to 250,000 primary and secondary school children has now been extended and is open to Further Education colleges.

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OPPO Reno4 Pro Glitter Green must have Colour for this Black Friday https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/oppo-reno4-pro-glitter-green-must-have-colour-for-this-black-friday https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/oppo-reno4-pro-glitter-green-must-have-colour-for-this-black-friday#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2020 18:14:43 +0000 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/?p=7043 If you are looking for a new smartphone for this Black Friday why not look at the new Glitter Green OPPO Reno4 Pro smartphone has been created in partnership with Pantone and sports a unique diamond cut, glittery finish, making this limited edition a one-of-a-kind gift.

Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G Glitter Green

 

On top of its stylish, premium finish – the Reno4 Pro is a powerhouse smartphone, delivering an incredible camera set-up to level up your TikTok or Instagram game.

You can get this in their stocking for a limited time from Amazon or OPPO’s e-shop (£749 RRP, on offer for Black Friday for £559.99)

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OPPO reveals A15 smartphone using the MediaTek Helio P35 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/oppo-reveals-a15-smartphone-using-the-mediatek-helio-p35 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/oppo-reveals-a15-smartphone-using-the-mediatek-helio-p35#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:59:49 +0000 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/?p=7034 Oppo today announces the latest device to its A-Series line-up, the powerhouse A15. Priced at £119, the A15 is OPPO’s most affordable smartphone in the UK to date, delivering impressive specs in a stylish form factor for those wanting the best entertainment experience on-the-go without breaking the bank.

Featuring a stunning HD+ screen and long-lasting battery, the A15 is a must-have for streaming aficionados and mobile gamers alike. It automatically optimises sound when watching a film, listening to your favourite music or gaming for a truly immersive experience. What’s more, HyperBoost 2.1 delivers steadier in-game graphics with minimal lag.

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The A15’s AI Triple Rear Camera set-up will level up users’ social media game. They can unleash their creativity with dedicated lenses that offer impeccable close-up, macro shots and impressive portrait pictures. AI Scene Enhancement brings vibrancy to photos and videos, while the built-in video editor makes editing easy while on-the-go, offering access to a library of music and video filters.

Available in a stunning glossy matte finish in Dynamic Black or Mystery Blue, the A15 stands out from the crowd. The A15 is priced at £119 and is available at O2, Amazon and OPPO’s e-shop from today.

“We are excited to bring the OPPO A15 to customers here in the UK,” said Kevin Cho, Managing Director, OPPO Mobile UK. “Designed with users’ social networking and entertainment needs in mind, the OPPO A15 offers an immersive mobile experience at an incredible price.”

A15 Key Features:

  • 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, expandable to 256GB
  • Runs on MediaTek’s Helio P35
  • Long-lasting 4,230 mAh battery
  • Impressive triple rear camera set-up, which includes a 13MP main camera, 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • Runs on ColorOS 7.2
  • Large 6.52-inch Waterdrop Screen with narrow bezels, offering an 89% screen-to-body ratio
  • Features a 3D curved body design and is 7.9mm thin
  • HD+ screen features a high resolution of 1600 x 720
  • Rear fingerprint sensor and AI Face Unlock
  • Available in Dynamic Black or Mystery Blue
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New Honor Black Friday deals you don’t want to miss! https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/new-honor-black-friday-deals-you-dont-want-to-miss https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/new-honor-black-friday-deals-you-dont-want-to-miss#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:41:52 +0000 https://TechNewsCentury.co.uk/?p=7030 Whether it’s smartphones or wearables you’re looking to treat yourself to or gift to loved ones, HONOR is offering some great discounts across their product range this Black Friday.

Honor 9X Front

  • HONOR 9X – want to capture stunning landscape images or struggling to fit everything in shot whilst shooting in small spaces? The 9X is the camera for you. With a 48MP main camera and the 120° super wide-angle lens, you can now fit more into the frame, making your shots look professional and all captured with ease. Studio-quality portraits can also be taken in a snap, with beautiful bokeh and sharp, clear faces. Get up to £60 off during HONOR’s November deals (SRP £219.99).

Honor Watch GS Pro

  • Watch GS Pro – the winner of two Best at IFA awards at this year’s IFA conference, the all-new Watch GS Pro is a rugged outdoor smartwatch made for adventure lovers. Supporting more than 100 workout modes and equipped with extraordinary 25-day battery life, the smartwatch is one of the longest-lasting smartwatches currently available in the wearables market. This November, see up to £50 off the latest model (SRP £249.99).

Honor Magic Earbuds

  • Magic Earbuds – Navigate around working life and the high number of conference calls or keep moving on your daily jog with the Magic Earbuds. Whilst this is HONOR’s debut set of headphones, the stand-out wireless and noise-cancelling earphones come out top in their price bracket. With up to £30 off during November (SRP £89.99), the Magic Earbuds’ solid battery life makes them the perfect companion for almost every occasion.

HONOR’s Black Friday offers

Product SRP
Offer between 27th – 30th November (Black Friday)
Smartphones
HONOR 9X £219.99 £159.99
HONOR 9X Lite £199.99 £149.99
HONOR 20e £159.99 £129.99
HONOR 8A 2020 £129.99 £99.99
HONOR 8S 2020 £99.99 £89.99
Smartwatches
Magic Watch 2 – 46mm black £159.99 £119.99
Magic Watch 2 – 42mm black £149.99 £119.99
Band 5 £29.99 £26.99
Watch GS Pro £249.99 £199.99
Watch ES £99.99 £79.99

 

Earbuds
Magic Earbuds £89.99 £59.99
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